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Obama: Beheading of Daniel Pearl ‘captured the world’s imagination’ [video]
daily caller ^ | May 18, 2010 | staff

Posted on 05/18/2010 11:52:09 AM PDT by Nachum

President Obama today signed into law The Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, which expands efforts to identify countries that don’t share our love for the First Amendment. He also took time to honor the man the bill is named after, journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic extremists in 2002 in what the President — with nary a teleprompter in sight — called a moment that ‘captured the world’s imagination.’ The Obama administration has pushed to have Pearl’s professed killer, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, tried in civilian court.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2demented2beprez; 2sick4words; daniel; danielpearl; gaffe; imagination; islam; mullahobama; mymuslimfaith; obama; obamagaffe; pearl; posprez; urblackmuslimprez
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Say what? ...As Charlie Brown used to say "Aaauuuugghhh!"
1 posted on 05/18/2010 11:52:10 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 05/18/2010 11:52:39 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

So where’s the “Projectile Barf Alert” on this one?


3 posted on 05/18/2010 11:52:48 AM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: Nachum

There really are no better words than Charlie’s there.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 11:53:24 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Ey, Paolo! uh-Clem just broke the Presideng...)
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To: Nachum

There was no imagination to it. It was HORRIFIC.


5 posted on 05/18/2010 11:53:46 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum

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This can’t be right — he didn’t really say “Captured the world’s imagination” did he?

That wouldn’t make any sense!


6 posted on 05/18/2010 11:54:03 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Nachum

Surely, he did not say that. Just when I thought I couldn’t be any more dumfounded.


7 posted on 05/18/2010 11:54:33 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Nachum

It captured the world’s imagination because the press refused to air the clip of the horrors of Islamonazism. The audience had to “think” of what happened themselves.


8 posted on 05/18/2010 11:54:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Nachum

Beheadings do not capture one’s imagination, they horrify.

For something like that to capture your imagination, you’d have to be a bloodthirsty jihadist....


9 posted on 05/18/2010 11:55:02 AM PDT by Califreak (A man is defined by the nature of his enemies-Preach it Rush!)
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To: Nachum

He’s speaking code to his islamist allies yet again


10 posted on 05/18/2010 11:55:11 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Califreak

Hmmm...


11 posted on 05/18/2010 11:55:36 AM PDT by John W
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To: carton253

Good heavens. Let this guy speak without a teleprompter, and he’s less lucid than a babbling idiot.


12 posted on 05/18/2010 11:55:45 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: a fool in paradise

I really need this clown show to be gone,


13 posted on 05/18/2010 11:56:12 AM PDT by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: Puppage

Imagination? ...wasn’t there video ? ...then off camera you could hear everything.


14 posted on 05/18/2010 11:56:48 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

Very dubious choice of words. A most inappropriate tone.

Almost admiring.....Neil Armstrong captured the imagination of the world, but L’Affaire Pearl?


15 posted on 05/18/2010 11:57:00 AM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: Nachum

Captured the worlds imagination? Does that seem odd to you, that statement?


16 posted on 05/18/2010 11:57:02 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Touch Not the Cat

Freudian slip...

I wonder if he watched it as a snuff flick...


17 posted on 05/18/2010 11:57:10 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance.)
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To: Nachum

It’s the glory of allah-only a muzzie would understand.


18 posted on 05/18/2010 11:57:20 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Nachum

The world of jihadists, perhaps. Is he including himself?


19 posted on 05/18/2010 11:57:29 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: Nachum

“Captured the imagination?” This was not a sporting event - this was the cold blooded, sadistic murder of an innocent human being.


20 posted on 05/18/2010 11:57:31 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Nachum

There was nothing left to the “imagination”............................


21 posted on 05/18/2010 11:57:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: benewton

You said it. Where’s the sheep hook?

Horrified the world maybe not ‘captured my imagination’

What a complete and utter idiot this guy is.


22 posted on 05/18/2010 11:58:17 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Nachum

The enormity of his audacity captures my imagination . . . and I find myself acting stupidly.


23 posted on 05/18/2010 11:58:26 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Nachum

IN-A-PRO-PRI-ATE..... What was Barry thinking...”Cool! His head’s lopped off!”?????? That was the most un-Presidential thing Mr Soetoro has said to date.


24 posted on 05/18/2010 11:58:30 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Nachum

O is a moron!


25 posted on 05/18/2010 11:59:09 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Crim

I think you just nailed it. Obama just revealed to the world the type of thing that captures HIS imagination. Sick is far too mild a word.


26 posted on 05/18/2010 11:59:36 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

I’d really like to see this ignorant idiot’s transcripts.


27 posted on 05/18/2010 11:59:39 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Nachum

What a sick, twisted piece of filth Obama is.


28 posted on 05/18/2010 12:00:07 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah ZERO it was a real knee slapper. *%%^#%&$%# idiot


29 posted on 05/18/2010 12:00:33 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Nachum
‘captured the world’s imagination.’

There's something odd about that, above and beyond being ill considered, awkward and completely lacking in empathy. It sounds rather like an advertising slogan for Disney or something.

I wonder how that translates into, oh, I don't know ... Arabic?

القبض على خيال العالم

Hmmm. And back to English:

Captured the imagination of the world.

Nothing. Still, it's just weird.

30 posted on 05/18/2010 12:00:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nachum

That is an extremely odd and interesting choice of words. I’m not sure yet what to make of it.


31 posted on 05/18/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Nachum

Yeah, they’re going to make it into a ride at Frontierland, Mr. President. If Bush had said this, we’d be hearing about it for years.


32 posted on 05/18/2010 12:01:03 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Nachum

Yes he is right it did capture the world’s imagination. Jew-haters and Muzzies had their imaginaion captured as they watched their medieval tactics cripple the world.


33 posted on 05/18/2010 12:01:27 PM PDT by Chickensoup ("A corrupt society has many laws" - Tacitus)
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To: Puppage
“O” is a perfect horse's a%$! What a prize buffoon!

Where did this jerk get his ‘education’? He's been watching toooo many TV sit com’s.

34 posted on 05/18/2010 12:01:32 PM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for leaders that men do not think". A. Hitler)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m surprised this isn’t something the MSM hopes everyone forgets. Daniel Pearl’s “fighter cap” was the understanding that if you kill a reporter, your side wont ever get or be able to buy positive press in any media outlet at any price. The bad guys found out that in the media leftism trumps all and they can get away with whatever they want.


35 posted on 05/18/2010 12:02:16 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Nachum
[Obama called it] ...a moment that ‘captured the world’s imagination.

Captured our imagination... like the moon landing or something like that, right?

Oh, brother. Is there any wonder why this guy is wholly and utterly dependent on a TelePromTer?? To me, this yet again demonstrates what an odd duck Obama is and that he really doesn't understand American culture. Obama is the sum of many various parts he assembled during his childhood.

36 posted on 05/18/2010 12:02:27 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Nachum

37 posted on 05/18/2010 12:02:43 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: pissant

yes, I think it was code as well. It was tacit approval or at the least apathy.

Star Wars captures the imagination.
What those MUSLIM barbarians did it beyond any human imagination.


38 posted on 05/18/2010 12:02:56 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Nachum

I’m starting to think you have to FAIL an intelligence test to get into Harvard.


39 posted on 05/18/2010 12:03:50 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Alberta's Child

I know it. I can’t believe that a Harvard grad can’t string a sentence together unless it’s written down and projected in letters 2 feet high.


40 posted on 05/18/2010 12:03:58 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Nachum

Unbelievable. Anybody who could describe a beheading as ‘capturing the world’s imagination’ has to have their sanity questioned.

The fact that the President of the United States said it simply defies belief.


41 posted on 05/18/2010 12:04:02 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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To: pissant

Sure comes off like it. Virtually the worst adjective that could have been used to describe the Daniel Pearl murder by islamic jihadists.


42 posted on 05/18/2010 12:04:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

What the F does that mean????


43 posted on 05/18/2010 12:04:30 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum

How could this be allowed to happen to Barack? Where was TOTUS?


44 posted on 05/18/2010 12:04:33 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Nachum

It may well have “captured the world’s imagination”—in the Muslim world...


45 posted on 05/18/2010 12:04:45 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Nachum

What an idiot he is. I can’t stand the man. Without a teleprompter is right! It would have said “captured the ATTENTION” of the world. What a duncehead.


46 posted on 05/18/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: BelegStrongbow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czmb6tEwFE8


47 posted on 05/18/2010 12:06:07 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: TexasCajun

Maybe he did intend to say “imagination.” After all, imagination implies that something is not real. He would like to believe that and promote that thought concerning his muslim friends.


48 posted on 05/18/2010 12:06:12 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Nachum

mentally ill...PERIOD


49 posted on 05/18/2010 12:06:27 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Nachum
Wow..."captured the world's imagination" not exactly the words I would have used to describe an American's head being cut off, but...
50 posted on 05/18/2010 12:06:39 PM PDT by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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